Women's Basketball

Hudson Valley Holds Off DII Bobcats, 60-49

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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, January 20, 2002

Lindsey Bradt's 21 Points Lead The Lady Vikings

Troy, N.Y., January 20, 2002 – A 10-0 run midway through the first half propelled Hudson Valley Community College's women's basketball team to a 60-49 victory over Division II Paul Smith's College at the McDonough Complex in Troy this afternoon. As an NJCAA Division III school, Hudson Valley offers no scholarships; Paul Smith's does award some athletic scholarships.

Hudson Valley's 10-0 run, which began with the Lady Vikings holding a 12-8 lead, was sparked by All-American Lindsey Bradt (Bishop Maginn H.S.) and first-year forward Carolyn Keeler (Cohoes H.S.). Keeler had four of the 10 points. Bradt, meanwhile, provided an assist on four of the five field goals, and she contributed the fifth bucket after recording a steal.

The Lady Vikings went on to post a 32-21 halftime lead, and they never trailed in the second half. Hudson Valley, ranked No. 7 in the nation among Division III junior colleges, is now 13-3 overall. Paul Smith's is 9-5.

Bradt scored a game-high 21 points, matching her season average. She is the second-leading scorer in the country among Division III players. Bradt, who hit 7-of-12 field goal attempts, also had eight rebounds, six assists and five steals. Keeler finished with eight points. Center Meghan Squires (Hoosic Valley H.S.) contributed eight points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.

In the 2000-01 academic year, Hudson Valley's athletic teams combined to win 72 percent of their contests. The ice hockey team won the NJCAA championship, the baseball team earned a berth in the NJCAA World Series and the football team won the Region III title. The women's basketball team earned a No. 1 national ranking and turned in a 24-3 record while the men's hoop squad competed in the Region III championship game. Additionally, two Vikings earned Region III Player-of-the-Year status, 20 were named All-Region III performers, and 10 were honored with All-American status.